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sums

noun , plural of sum

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1 a complete amount of something
  • the sum of human knowledge on that subject
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2 a short statement of the main points
  • the district attorney delivered a sum of the evidence against the accused that was simply staggering
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3 the highest part or point
  • he declared that he had reached the sum of joy when his newborn daughter was laid in his arms
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4 the central part or aspect of something under consideration
  • the sum of the issue is: who will pay for this?
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